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Blast at MRPL kills 1 and injures 5

Blast at MRPL kills 1 and injures 5

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangalore, Jan 21, 2012: A worker died and five more have been injured in a blast at Mangalore Refineries and Petro-chemicals Ltd. (MRPL) at 11:30 a.m. on January 21 Saturday. The deceased is Nagesh Kulai (25), and the injured are Basheer (24) of Chokkabettu, Ashwith (23), Sirajuddin (23) of Katipalla, Mahesh Kumar, and Shrinivas (33).


Blast in MRPL






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While four of them are employed by Entech Constructions, one is employed by  Ganesh Construction and Mahesh is an MRLP employee.

The injured were immediately rushed to KMC Hospital, but Nagesh died on arrival. Basheer and Siraj are seriously injured.

The causes for the blast, which took place in MRPL’s Sulphur Recovery Unit II, are not yet known.

MRPL has appointed a committee to investigate the blast and the investigative report is now being awaited.

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